Duncan Brown leads the HR and rewards consultancy work at IES. He has more than 25 years' experience in HR consulting and research, with firms including Aon Hewitt, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Towers Perrin. He also spent 5 years as Assistant Director General at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Duncan’s clients include companies such as National Grid and Guardian Media Group, public sector bodies including the Cabinet Office, House of Commons and NHS Employers, and not-for-profit organisations such as the Prince's Trust and the United Nations. He has also participated on Government taskforces on pensions, human capital reporting and fair pay, and has carried out studies for a number of the Pay Review Bodies. Duncan is a prolific writer and speaker, with regular articles and blogs in the HR press. His new book co-authored with Michael Armstrong is A Handbook of Reward Management Practice and his new IES research report is on strategic HRM. Human Resources magazine placed him in its listing of the top five most influential thinkers in UK HR in the past three years. Duncan has an MA from Cambridge, an MBA from the London Business School and recently completed his PhD in reward strategy at Kingston University.
Engaging employees to high performance through total rewards: have our strategies failed?